When big things are going to happen in life we are often given a warning. Tornadoes come with sirens, hurricanes come with meteorologists in blue jackets giving 24 hour updates, and here in the South snow is proceeded by a frantic run on milk and bread at the grocery. We are very seldom surprised, so … Continue reading Noise in the Attic: I Was Not Prepared
Day one of Trap Watch. The trap is empty...my attic is not. Though there is the possibility that the raccoon overheard Joe and I talking on Monday, packed up his things, and moved on. (Sorry, neighbors). There is also the possibility that he stored up some food, invited over some friends and is planning to … Continue reading Noise in the Attic: The Trap is Set
There was a soft scratching sound. Or maybe a weird breathing. Was that my husband? Why was he being so annoying at 4 am on a Sunday? And then I heard him say something...as the noise happened. And I realized he was worried, too. It was something...above us?! On the roof?? Oh sweet goodness, don't … Continue reading Noise in the Attic: Hiring a Mercenary
I was born into football like some kids are born into wealth or politics. I grew up on bleachers and practice fields. I had seen more football by the time I graduated high school than most people probably watch in their life. I am a coach's kid. I knew from a young age that football … Continue reading Coach’s Kid
Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton Our family life isn't typical or boring. We don't fit in a restaurant booth or a hotel room. We can't quite squeeze ourselves and our stuff into a minivan. I want to build a strong family and find adventure. I am navigating … Continue reading Find a seat. Join the adventure.